The 443 - Security Simplified

The 443 - Security Simplified

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Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.
Securing Your Smart Home
Dec 10 • 37 min
Are you planning on decking out your home with the latest “smart” gadgets this holiday season? In today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, discuss which smart home devices are more secure than others and how to keep your home networks safe while…
The 2019 Predictions That Didn’t Make It
Dec 4 • 34 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 - Security Simplified. This week in the news, we cover a supply chain attack against a popular Bitcoin wallet. For our main event, we’ve picked a few of our favorite predictions that didn’t make the cut this…
What We Are Thankful For
Nov 26 • 30 min
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (or just having just passed depending on when you listen to this), we wanted to take some time and talk about the things we are thankful for in the cyber security world. Before that though, we’ll cover the latest…
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Security Tips
Nov 19 • 29 min
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, in today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we provide some useful cyber security tips to keep your bank account and home network safe while shopping for the latest holiday tech. Before…
Special Edition – 2019 Security Predictions
Nov 15 • 52 min
In this special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover WatchGuard’s 2019 security predictions, available in video and audio formats! For this year’s predictions, the WatchGuard Threat Lab imagines a dystopian future caused by a cybersecurity…
Scoring Last Year’s Security Predictions – How’d We Do?
Nov 12 • 29 min
We’re about to launch our security predictions for 2019, but in this episode we review and rate our predictions from last year. Did the predictions hit, miss or were just “meh”? Listen to find out!
Hacking the Mid-Terms
Nov 5 • 30 min
This week, on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the Bleeding Bit Bluetooth vulnerability impacting a large number of wireless access points. We then dive headfirst in to election security. We’ll cover both what we’re worried about and what isn’t…
Rise of the Bots
Oct 29 • 49 min
In today’s episode of The 443 — Security Simplified, we cover a class action settlement for the largest data breach in history (so far). We then dive in to the world of bots. From botnets to Twitter bots, we cover how they work, where they came from, and…
Web App Security Basics
Oct 22 • 57 min
In this episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the recent activity of the APT group known as Grey Energy. Who are they? Who are they targeting? And what are their methods? We’ll answer all of that before diving in to the basics of web app…
Hacked Hardware and Sad Security
Oct 15 • 40 min
On this week’s episode of The 443 - Security Simplified, we cover a recent cyber security audit of major DoD weapons systems (spoiler alert: it’s bad). Then we dive in to the recent controversial story out of Bloomberg about hardware implants in…
Where Do Hackers Come From?
Oct 8 • 52 min
Welcome back to The 443 – Security Simplified. Have you ever wondered how to get in to cyber-security? In this episode, we talk weigh the benefits of formal education versus self-taught knowledge and discuss the certifications and skills that can help get…
What Are Digital Certificates?
Oct 1 • 53 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover Microsoft’s latest push towards killing off passwords once and for all and the privacy impact of Facebook maintaining “Shadow Contact Information.” We then dive deep in to the world of digital…
Weaponized Stuxnet
Sep 24 • 44 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we talk about the recently-sentenced authors of the Mirai Botnet and other cybercriminals that became FBI consultants. We then break down three of the most sophisticated cyber-attacks on the last decade. From…
Q2 2018 Internet Security Report
Sep 17 • 40 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we dive in to WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report for Q2 2018. We’ll cover the malware and network attack trends from the last quarter including what you need to watch out for and how to keep your…
What is Deep Inspection?
Sep 10 • 44 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the US Department of Justice’s recently unsealed charges against a North Korean national claimed to be involved in the WannaCry and Sony Pictures attacks. We then break down the differences between…
Overlooked IoT
Sep 4 • 34 min
On this week’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover a vulnerability in a popular video game that recently came to Android and the latest in the seemingly never-ending cycle of data breaches. Then, we shed some light on a sector of IoT that…
Hacking Outside the Box
Aug 27 • 32 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the DNC phishing scare that triggered an alert to the FBI, and a targeted ransomware attack demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in payment. We then talk about a few outside the box hacks where…
More Wi-Fi Troubles
Aug 20 • 39 min
On this week’s episode of The 443 - Security Simplified, we cover a new vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard and the re-release of the MANA wireless hacking toolkit. Marc and Corey also highlight their favorite talks from the DEF CON hacker conference…
Las Vegas Hacking Conference Week
Aug 13 • 36 min
This week’s episode comes (almost) live from the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas. We start out with a discussion about the Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge that the WatchGuard Threat Lab released for the second year in a row and then jump right…
Tales of Black Hats (and DEF CONs) Past
Aug 6 • 34 min
In this week’s news, we discuss how an attack against SMS 2-Factor Authentication allowed someone to access use compromised employee credentials to access Reddit’s source code and some user data. We then go relive some of our favorite bits of research to…
Black Hat 2018 and DEF CON 26 Preview
Jul 30 • 30 min
This week, the ACLU tested Amazon’s “Rekognition” facial recognition software, comparing 25,000 mugshots and members of US Congress with interesting results. What does this mean to the future of facial recognition in law enforcement and machine learning…
Russian Hackers and Wi-Fi Attackers
Jul 23 • 38 min
Well look at that…we’re already 8 episodes into the new podcast. Thanks to everyone who has downloaded and listened, and if you like what we’re doing, please tell a friend. Just after we recorded last week, an unsealed indictment disclosed the hacking…
What is the Dark Web?
Jul 16 • 32 min
This week, U.S. military drone documents surfaced on the Dark Web for a mere $150, as did ways to remotely access tens of thousands of compromised systems. What is the Dark Web, who created it and why, is it solely a camouflaged underground for criminals…
Under the Hood of HTTPS
Jul 9 • 39 min
In this episode, we cover an attack against 4G LTE networks called aLTEr. This attack comes with a marketable name and a website full of custom graphics, but is it the real deal, or does it have more bark than bite? We also break down HTTPS, the protocol…
Nation State Attacks
Jul 2 • 33 min
In this episode of “The 443 – Security Simplified”, we talk about the Cyber Cold War and how nation-state cyber attacks impact not just countries but private organizations as well. Before that though, we take some time to break down the new WPA3 wireless…
Special Edition: New Internet Security Report
Jun 28 • 33 min
When they are not podcasting, Corey, Marc, and the rest of the WatchGuard Threat Lab team, conduct security research. Each quarter, the highlights of this research are showcased in the Internet Security Report. Today, the report for Q1 2018 was released,…
Host Q&A: The Men Under the White Hats
Jun 26 • 32 min
In this episode, our hosts Marc and Corey take a break from analyzing the latest security threats and trends, and analyze each other in a fun Q&A session. Hear about how their hacking backgrounds, first electrocutions, favorite gadgets, and faux hawk vs.…
The Insecurity of IoT
Jun 26 • 45 min
Welcome back to “The 443 – Security Simplified”. It’s episode 2, and because the universe has a great sense of humor, just after digging into cryptocurrency in episode 1, we get a major hack of a cryptocurrency exchange, AND cypto-mining malware on Amazon…
Breaking Down the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Jun 26 • 56 min
Welcome to the first episode of The 443, Security Simplified. Each week on the podcast, white-hat hackers from the WatchGuard Threat Lab will analyze the methods and techniques behind the latest hacks, attacks, and breaches. We’ll tell you what happened,…
Introducing “The 443 – Security Simplified” Podcast
Jun 16 • 0 min
We are excited to announce our new podcast, “The 443 - Security Simplified”. Listen to the trailer for a preview, and to subscribe, either search for “The 443 – Security Simplified” or use the links below. This new podcast puts you inside the minds of…